Swayambhunath is one of the most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire’s base are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is about 77m above the level of the Kathmandu and hence commands an excellent view of the valley. The stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.